Vein Removal

Reprinted from “Inside Radiology”, A Quarterly Review from Mid-South Imaging & Therapeutics, P.A., Fall 2000

Ambulatory phlebectomy. Ambulatory phlebectomy involves the removal of the vein by tiny punctures or incisions along the path of the enlarged vein. Through these tiny holes, the physician uses a small surgical tool to remove the varicose vein.

Surgical ligation and stripping. This procedure involves the physician making an incision in the skin and removing or tying off the blood vessel. This procedure is outdated and is rarely performed.